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What's the difference between the Jugglebug color models and the United color models?
Jugglebug models have three advantages over comparable United models, and these are reflected in a higher price:

  • Main-cap style bearing holders
  • 1-year warranty
  • Unicycle stand included

Comparable United models have lollipop bearing holders and a 60-day warranty.

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What's the difference between the Semcycle XL and Torker unicycles?
Both Semcycle XL and Torker make an excellent freestyle unicycle because of the flat crown. This gives the rider a place to rest one or both feet while performing (one-foot riding, gliding, coasting, for example).

Semcycle XL unicycles are manufactured in Taiwan; Torker unicycles are manufactured in China. Both are excellent in construction.

The Torker saddle is child-sized; the Semcycle XL includes a slightly larger saddle, or can be ordered with the adult-sized Viscount saddle. For more information on the airseat, see the Saddle section in this FAQ.

The Semcycle XL can also be ordered with a substantial wheel upgrade, on 20-inch wheels and larger, a double-walled alloy rim, stainless steel spokes, and wheelbuilding services by Kovachi Wheels. Kovachi wheels are world-class, and very well known in the BMX bicycle community.

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What is the difference between the Semcycle Deluxe and the Semcycle XL?
Semcycle Deluxe: made in Holland. Frame forks are flat blades like Schwinn unicycles. A single bolt throuh the seat post holds the cycle together. Bearing size 17-mm x 35-mm. Has one of the most comfortable seats available. One of our Premier Series unicycles, heavy and very durable.

Semcycle XL: made in Taiwan. Frame is tubular construction with narrow or wide flat crowns (good for one-foot-riding skills). Bearing size 17-mm x 40-mm. Standard Taiwanese saddle. Lightweight and strong, it's good for racing and for performers.

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How do we know if our first unicycle is a quality uni or just a rip off?
Our cycles are priced according to value.

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What is the best brand of uni to buy?
Our unicycles are priced according to their value. A Kris Holm 24-inch mountain unicycle at $450, for example, will take a lot more abuse than a Torker street unicycle at $89.

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I am interested in learning to ride a unicycle. I am looking for $150 or less. What is the difference between torker and schwinn? Is schwinn a superior unicycle, or am i paying more for the name? Thank you.
Our cycles are priced according to value. Schwinn is an old and trusted name; Schwinn has been making unicycles since 1968. The design is tried and true, and still being manufactured today. They're made of heavy steel and very strong. Many of our customers bought a Schwinn 20-30 years ago and they're still riding them.
Torker also has earned a solid reputation. Torker unicycles are a great value. The chrome Torkers were the first freestyle (with flat crown) available for under $100.
Both brands have single-walled rims. Both have good saddles. Pick the style that suits you best.

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How do the Jugglebug unicycles compare to the Torkers?
Jugglebug and Torker unicycles are very similar in design. Both have a contoured saddle with front/rear bumper guards. Both use the preferred 'main-cap' bearing housing. Toker unicyles offer a metal rim, and Jugglebug offers a color nylon rim. Plastic rims are not as strong as metal rims for the long haul, but most kids outgrow the unicycle before wear becomes an issue.

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whats the difference between the torker cx, lx, and dx
CX - beginner level (square taper, 36 spoke)
LX - intermediate (square taper, 48 spoke)
DX - intermediate advanced - rough terrain/trails (splined, 36 spoke)

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i have just started unicycling and i bought a sun model with a flat crown. it is a 24 inch. is it good?
The Sun 24 is a good beginner cycle. As you progress in your riding ability a better cycle may become a necessity, as the Sun model uni's are made specifically for street and beginner riding.

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is a sun model a good brand of unicycles at all?
Sun is a beginner model cycle. It is made for street and beginner riding. If you're looking to ride aggresively, or do a lot of jumping or hopping on your cycle, we recommend upgrading to trials or offroad/rough terrain uni. If you're looking for a reliable cycle for trick riding we recommend taking a look at some of our freestyle models.

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Im looking for a good uni for grinding and pogoing(jumping)on and off things. Which kind should i get a MUni or a freestyle? Which brands ar the best???
If you're doing concrete jungle riding you'll want a Trials cycle. The new Nimbus brand Trials cycle is a great fit for that. If you're doing more gym type precision trick riding we recommend a freestyle cycle.

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Does paying a high price for a unicycle really mean it is a good one?
Absolutely not. A unicycle should meet your individual needs, and owning a high priced cycle that doesn't fit your needs is never a good thing! Any cycle we don't manufacture ourselves comes from another company who sets the pricing on that particular cycle(s). While we try to only carry products worth their weight in gold, so to speak, we also like to offer lower cost and upgradeable cycle options as well. If you have any specific questions, don't hesitate to give us a call or email us!

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I''m looking for a good 6-ft giraffe unicycle that isn''t too expensive. I''m thinking at least under $300, but preferably around the $200 range. I''ve ridden an old Schwinn one, but they don''t make them any more. Do you know of any other dealer that would be good to buy one from?
As far as giraffes go, it's going to be hard to find a 6 ft without paying more than what you're looking to pay. The closest compromise would be our Nimbus Performer Giraffe seen here:
http://www.unicycle.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=825

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For a beginner what is the best unicycle?
Any of our beginner models will do the trick. The best fit will always be relative to the rider in terms of age, weight, height, and inseam length. Please contact us either by email or by phone for rider specific questions. We're always glad to help!

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